Class Descriptions 

                                                           •Yoga   •Fitness   •Dance   •Restorative Wellness   •Theatre

 

YOGA CLASSES

     
           
Ishta Yoga
This class focuses on the alignment of the body, building of core heat, deep concentration and an acute observation of the body through breathing practices.

Iyengar Yoga
Concentration on correct body alignment and the clarity and detail of classic yoga form and movement accentuating calm focus, breath and thought.  Props 
are used with this technique.

Yoga and Meditation Fusion
We are very excited to offer this innovative technique, a practice of healing the HEART; the center from where love, compassion, and forgiveness emanates.
when this energy center opens, self healing occurs deeply and rapidly!  Your body's ability to heal is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe creating
the opening, the entry way
 to discover a deep yet gentle connection to yourself through poses (Asana), breath (Pranayama), sound (Mantra) and meditation. 
Students of All levels will feel comfortable learning under the compassionate instruction of Stacey Lynn.
"There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled...there is a void in your Soul ready to be filled, you feel it, don't you??" ~~Rumi
 
Harmony of the Spheres Yoga - with live music 
Calliope is thrilled to be offering Harmony of the Spheres Yoga with Irene Failenbogen, an exciting new gentle Hatha Yoga class using traditional and
restorative asansas practiced with a slow flow, mindful approach and with the compliment of music!!  The class focuses on mind/body/spirit balance
developing core strength, flexibility, correct breathing techniques, proper alignment, relaxation, and meditation with the unique addition of music for select 
classes, when Irene (also a professional musician/singer) brings along her guitar.  Recommended for all levels.



 TAI CHI

Tai Chi
Tai Chi and Chi Kung (Qi Gong) are great healing treasures of Ancient China's internal arts. Tai Chi Chu'an has roots in Chinese martial arts, yet is best
known in the U.S. for beautiful flowing forms that quiet the mind, strengthen the body, increase balance and flexibility, and train one to move energy to 
achieve glowing health.  Qi Gong/Chi Kung is a powerful system of healing movement and preventive medicine that uses deep breathing and gentle moving 
meditation to cleanse, balance and  circulate vital energy (qi or chi).
 

FITNESS CLASSES


             

Sculpt Absolute
Major muscle groups are targeted for strength, tone and definition, bone density and flexibility.  Pilates abdominal work consists of a 25-30 minute varied program designed to strengthen the back as well as tone the abs.  Weights, balls, bands rings and other props are used.  Challenging class, but exercises  
are adapted to fit limitations.  Great atmosphere, great fun, great results!


Strength Training
Comprehensive fusion fitness class with Pilates working with Swiss Balls, weights, and a variety of balls and rings to increase strength, tone and definition,   
bone density and flexibility.  Pilates Core work stresses principles that adhere to correct spinal alignment.  The class is geared to
all levels from beginner
on, and will challenge individuals according to
specific needs.

No "Butts" About It
Challenging body blast concentrating on abs and glutes, yet targeting all of the major muscle groups.  The class focuses on endurance, strength, definition
and increasing bone density using progressive weight training, balls, bands and includes 25-30 minutes of Pilates Abdominal work. Individual attention and
amended exercises for the back and other problem areas
.

Circuit Workout
Circuit Training workout alternating low impact cardio with progressive weight training, maintaining moderate-elevated heart rate and targeting muscle  
strength and definition with 20-25 minutes of Pilates Core work.

Barre Workout - The Augere Barre
Augere Barre Workout taught exclusively on Long Island at Calliope combined with Pilates core work. The Barre Workout is an original technique based on  Ballet Barre and Floor work, Yoga and Pilates techniques, and the principles of progressive Resistance which differentiates this Barre Workout from others, working the muscles in a chain of movement concentrating on the legs, glutes, upper body and culminating in deep center/core work.  Pilates mat work emphasizes increased core strength, stability, posture and alignment.

Pilates Mat Fusion
Pilates mat and stretch class emphasizing deep core work, spinal alignment, relaxation and release.  This class will concentrate on core stability and strength
while targeting major muscle groups, stretching, renewal, breath work, fusion exercises with light weights, and movement techniques that release and 
strengthen the back.  

Pilates Alignment: Back, Core, Osteo. Class
A gentle, rehabilitative approach to Pilates emphasizing spinal alignment and movement techniques for core stability and the correct use of the abdominal muscles to strengthen and release the back and reduce stress.  The class focuses on movements to increase flexibility, strength, mind-body awareness and utilizes deep relaxation and meditative breathing in addition to weight bearing exercises and resistance work to increase bone density.  

 

Beginner Boot Camp Workshops (by appointment, scheduled times tba)
Boot camp challenge with weights, cardio, muscle toning for all levels; geared towards the beginner/intermediate Boot camp student and with attention to  
safety and limitations.  Prescribed level of exercise for maximum fat burning and eating program created by Clinical Dietician/Holistic Nutritionist structured 
with protein/carb./fat ratio.

Gentle Fitness Workout 
Comprehensive gentle fitness class designed to accommodate the needs of  beginning students, students working with physical restrictions, and those working 
to increase strength and flexibility after an injury.  Includes gentle Pilates exercises, light weights, stretching, and gentle aerobic movement in a chair and standing.

 

DANCE AND DANCE FITNESS


Dance Artists and various guests have included:
    Calliope Artist-in Residence Elisheva of 'Bellyqueen'  
                Jeanne P. Kogut              
Kenya
Lancelot Theobald, Jr.
Ranya Renee
Samantha Witt of 'Cirque Le Masque'
Rayhana


                                                                                                          
 Beginner Belly Dance
Concentrate on Basic Belly Dance Technique with Elisheva.  This class is an ongoing weekly workshop; for beginners in preparation for more advanced  
classes and for more advanced students who would like to get back to basics and fine-tune their technique.  The class is ongoing and can be repeated at  
any time.

Belly Dancing Technique
Learn the exotic dance of the East.  Belly Dancing is an ancient art form that has been passed down from woman to woman for thousands of years.  Tune 
into the natural movements of the body while increasing flexibility and fitness levels, burning calories and most of all having fun!  Some classes may work 
with veils, canes, zils and other props.  
                              


Belly Dance & Booty Fitness
An open level dance-fitness class offered exclusively at Calliope with Elisheva focusing on comprehensive Belly Dance core work, special booty blast moves,  and dance-cardio, not to be missed!!

.Ballet
The aim of this class is to provide a form of physical training that is safe, working both sides of the body evenly, alongside the development of artistic and
musical appreciation.  Correct alignment and placement of the body is stressed to the best of the individuals facility.  Students will develop a sense of line
and co-ordination of movement and an appreciation of artistry with an emphasis on good stance or posture whilst developing body tone and strength.

Hot Hula Dance Fitness

 Hip Hop Workshops with Lancelot Theobald, Jr. (Guest Artist)
Learn Hip Hop choreography with dancer/choreographer Lancelot Theobald, Jr. in this exciting and popular class.  Opportunities for performance.
This class is scheduled throughout the year in various workshops
.

        

 TEENS  WELLNESS 


Yoga for Teens
Integrative mind/body class for teens.  Fun and highly beneficial for teens experiencing stress from competitive educational demands and social interaction. 
The class promotes relaxation, stress release, stretching and posture and alignment for the growing body.  Benefits also include increased self-esteem 
and an opportunity to meet other teens


Fitness for Teens
Comprehensive fusion fitness class for teens touching all bases for the growing body including fun cardio and dance moves to increase stamina, stretching,
posture and core work and stength and muscle toning with light weights.  Various props are used; balls, bands and rings.  Relaxation and stress release exercises are incorporated to help teens learn techniques that they can apply to their demanding schedules.  Benefits includes promoting a healthy lifestyle
and body image, increased self-esteem, and an enjoyable way to meet other teens.


Zumba Teens Workshops
 
Zumba for teens.  Step into the "THE ZUMBA REVOLUTION"!  A mix of Latin rhythms from Salsa to Merengue, Flamenco and Contemporary moves; a fun combination of fast/slow rhythms.  Zumba Teens is offered as a part of the Teen's  Wellness Program and of fast/slow rhythms.  Zumba Teens is offered as
a part of the Teen's  Wellness Program and as a Special Workshop Program throughout the year.  Private bookings are available for events, parties and as
private classes.  Please contact Calliope for further information.  click:  Teen's Wellness 

Hip Hop with Lancelot Theobald, Jr.
Workshops and Master Classes throughout the year with Dancer-Choreographer Lancelot Theobald, Jr. includes choreography and an energetic class format
geared for teens encouraging them to enjoy the discovery of this technique.  Performance options are available for students who studied for at least one year.  

 

RESTORATIVE CLASSES

 

                                                 
Gentle Wellness Workout 
Comprehensive gentle fitness class designed to accommodate the needs of  beginning students, students working with physical restrictions, and those working 
to increase strength and flexibility after an injury.  Includes gentle Pilates exercises, light weights, stretching, and gentle, fun aerobic movement sequences in
a chair and standing.


Healing Dance Movement  (By Appoint.)
Explore the joy and gentle restorative power of movement and dance suitable for everyone from beginner on with dance sequences that are beneficial, fun
and rewarding combining breathing and gentle aerobic dance movement, stretching, strengthening, balance and postural alignment. 
 Members recovering 
from injury, illness or surgery will benefit from this r
estorative class and everyone is encouraged to participate. 
.
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Pilates Alignment for the Back and Core
A gentle, rehabilitative approach to Pilates emphasizing spinal alignment and movement techniques for core stability and the correct use of the abdominal muscles to strengthen and release the back and reduce stress.  The class focuses on movements to increase flexibility, strength, mind-body awareness and utilizes deep relaxation and meditative breathing.

Strength Training - Healthy Body Fitness  
A comprehensive fitness class focusing on recovery in a fun, welcoming, and inspirational atmosphere. Each class includes resistance training to increase
muscle strength and bone density, stretching sequences to improve range of motion, and core work to improve balance, alignment, and posture. Gentle
movement sequences culminate in a calming, guided relaxation session to promote mental and spiritual well-being. Fitness props used include light
weights, balls, bands, and rings. 

 

ACTING CLASSES


Acting Workshop (for adults) 
Building a personal acting technique based on physical and vocal training, working with classical and modern texts, scene study, acting styles, improvisation,
masque master classes, student showcases and workshop productions.  Select Calliope Fitness, Yoga and Dance classes will be available to acting students
as supplemental physical training classes.  Opportunity to become ensemble member and perform in showcases.  click:  Lone Road Theatre

Children's Theater Classes and Productions
with the Roslyn Theater Company, Contact Calliope for further information.